Gardner acquired the nickname “Sauce” while he was a student in Cincinnati. During his freshman year, he accomplished this feat by recording a pick-six against the quarterback of the University of Central Florida, Dillon Gabriel.
The Bearcats beat the Knights, who were ranked No. 18 overall entering that game, 27-24 thanks to that play. Coach Luke Fickell of Cincinnati and others concurred that because of this, he had earned the right to be called Sauce.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Fickell indicated after the game that the “self-proclaimed nickname” might possibly be a nickname.
Tight end Josiah Deguara said of Gardner’s chosen moniker, “I think he earned it tonight.”
Gardner also appears to be progressing well with the Jets. Mosley has so far been pleased with the rookie’s performance as well as his attitude on and off the field.
Ahmad definitely has some sauce on him, according to Mosley. He never stops working on the field. He is also quite assured off the field. You have a lot of respect for his intelligence as a player. He doesn’t make an effort to appear to be an expert. He pays attention and makes an effort to act morally.
Why do they call him Sauce Gardner?
At the age of six, Gardner was given the nickname “Sauce” by a youth football coach owing to his ability on the pitch. This moniker was given to him because of his passion for dipping sauces. He collaborated with the sports bar company Buffalo Wild Wings in 2022 to promote the “Sauce sauce,” a brand-new sweet and sour barbecue sauce.